Midlands raises $1 million for cyclone Idai victims

RTGS$950 000 in cash and goods meant to assist survivors of Cyclone Idai.

Around RTGS$450 is cash, and goods worth over RTGS$500 000 were donated by well wishers.

Some food hampers were distributed to the affected communities in Chirumanzu, where it emerged that the number of families affected by the cyclone in the province has since risen from 60 to 128, with 29 families now in urgent need of assistance as they have nowhere to stay or any food stocks after the unfriendly weather phenomenon.

All the proceeds the taskforce is distributing in the province have been sourced locally as the province has not received its share from the national command centre towards the crisis.

Senator Mavhima urged people in the region to continue with the spirit of togetherness and love as they gear for the reconstruction of destroyed infrastructure.

“I have been touched by kids from a crèche in the city who graced my office this morning. The kids went to their parents and managed to source goods they no longer use for the affected families. Surely, if such children can do it, what about us the elderly? Let us continue to show a good heart to those affected,” he said.